Sunday, June 22, 2008

Comedy event at the Tempe Center for the Arts

We had a great time and it was good to see the people that I talk to on the computer, at the event. Maricopa metals, Intense marketing all showed up and even my good friend Tom Anson and Lou from surprised me by flying out from Chicago to support the event. Tom and Lou are the ones that are doing the web-site on their own time and money and they even designed the pink heals logo for our organization. I want to thank the comedians especially Jeffrey Maxwell for his time and energy and for his wife for showing up to the show and staying the whole time, being 7 months pregnant. This is work in progress and after each event we have new ideas and more people on our side. Thanks for the support at the show and look forward to seeing everybody at our next event, hopefully at the Diamondbacks game. Dave

My story of how this started!

Wally Monsivaiz a Las Cruces fire fighter and good friend, called me one day, he said that his department and City where going pink for the month of October and that the fire fighters had agreed to wear pink shirts. The next morning after a long shower, everything just clicked in my head, all these ideas and thoughts about how I could bring thousands of people together to support a fight against breast cancer.
Since I can remember I loved helping make a difference, I have always enjoyed meeting new people, and most of all I have always enjoyed inspiring others to try new things. I can't always say that things have to personally effect me to get out and make a difference, I just love life. I'm in total control of how I want to live it and I choose to live my life by creating new ways to inspire people to do more for some who need help. That is how we got to this point in my life with a pink fire truck and a stainless steel statue of a ribbon on a pink trailer. I am sure there are things that I have forgotten or things that I could do better, but the story behind this journey is one that will be told for a long time. I can't wait for everybody to see how many signatures of support and Love are already on the pink truck and trailer, it is very emotional.
So the Guardians of the Ribbon are on the Pink Ribbon Tour and they are spreading the "Cares Enough to Wear Pink Campaign" We are spreading awareness for the fight against breast cancer, we are asking the public safety and leaders in the community to wear pink to work on the 25th, 26th, and 27th of October. We want the women in this Country who see a fire fighter or police officer in pink, to please go and get a mammogram. As we sell our merchandise and raise money, we would like our pink truck and statue to go on missions of Love to a breast cancer patients home and bring her hope. These missions will include care packages delivered in pink gear and most of all we want to pay some of her bills due to her fight against this deadly disease.
I am asking that the money raised in each City we go to be directed to a charity of thier choosing that helps women who have been affected by cancer. I am not asking for any money from anybody in the Public Safety, but just to Care Enough to Wear Pink for our Woman and a few men who have this deadly disease.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

We Have A Pink Fire Truck!!!!!!

We worked on this fire truck for two days straight with NO sleep at Intense Marketing. Rob Johnson the owner and Jeff, Manual, Steve and myself worked as hard as we could without sleep, so we could have this ready for tomorrow on channel 12. We will be on the show with the truck and ribbon and have our pink turnouts on as well. This has been a true miracle to come this far in such a short time, we have been truly blessed. Thank You!!!!

This is Tracy Soto, she pulled over to see the truck and thanked us for what we are doing. She told me that she was an 11 year breast cancer survivor and I had her be the first person to sign the truck. My dream from the very beginning was to have the trailer and truck full of signatures, which is starting to come true. Thanks again from the bottom of my heart for supporting this event and believing in me.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Big Day!!! For The Pink Ribbon Tour

I just dropped the fire truck off at Intense Marketing and Rob Johnson assured me he is going to work his magic on the truck and make it a beautiful PINK FIRE TRUCK! I still need a few things to make it look just right and if anybody knows somebody that would be willing to help me detail it out I could use some help. Here is a list of things that I could use.

1. I need some seats made that would have pink ribbons in them

2. I need some diamond plate and some stainless steel

3. I need RV air put on the truck so we have air conditioning

4. I sure could use a mechanic that could look it over.

5. I would like to have a retractable cover like the ones that go on pick-ups
6. Generator and an awning for shade when we stop and sell our shirts

It should be done Monday and I can't wait, my vision for the event is coming true and because of all the support Nationally we are going to make a big difference for so many. Thanks

Sunday, June 8, 2008

"My thoughts on what we are trying to accomplish"

I am trying to create more awareness for the fight against breast cancer by having people who would not normally wear pink, wear pink due to the Pink Ribbon Tour.
Move ahead a year and picture a pink fire truck going down the street with pink lights, four firefighters in pink turnouts ready for action. But instead of going to a typical emergency, they will be going to a breast cancer patients home. Once there we will sit down with the person and tell them we are going to take care of their bills. I would like for us to have more than one pink fire truck and have different offices throughout the Country. We would hire retired firefighters to carry out our missions and use the local hospitals and Non Profit Organizations for the list of recipients that qualify for the money. I want the money to touch the individuals personal needs and give them relief from the burden of bills due to the disease.
I plan on raising the money from the sale of our shirts and apparel on our web-site. I have come up with some great designs that I have trademarked and one in particular our "Pink Heals" logo. We can't keep these in stock and we are always looking for more money, so we can replenish our shelves. Please purchase these shirts once we have them online, this will be the way we eventually will make a difference in someones life. Thanks Dave Graybill

Please purchase a ticket to the comedy show

Tempe Center for the Arts/ is the web-site to buy tickets. Local and National Comedians performing for the Pink Ribbon Tour. This money raised will help us get the fire truck across America and help in raising awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

Guardians of the Ribbon where cited in Sun City

Ventana Lakes Breast Cancer3 Day Walk Fund Raiser will be on our calendar every year. We met so many people there that had the greatest attitudes about what we are doing for breast cancer awareness. We where lucky enough to have met Wendy Primeau at our Rhino Run event and because of her she invited us to be a part of this great event. Look for us to be at Margaritaville at the Westgate shopping Center on August 9th with times to be determined later and we will have the pink fire truck.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Gelato Freeze event in Gilbert AZ

We had a great time at the Gelato Freeze in Gilbert today thanks to Amy, Heather, Kim and Stephanie. I was able to explain what we are doing across America to the Gilbert fire fighters. I was very pleased by the support the fire fighters gave me on my event and I think they are going to be in "Pink" on the 25th, 26th and 27th of October.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

We Have a Fire Truck!!!!

I recently flew to Jacksonville Florida with Steve Bogle and picked up our first fire truck that we will rap pink for our Pink Ribbon Tour. Bill Futch, a Jacksonville fire fighter, had this truck and was good enough to give us this truck at a reduced price, so that we can successfully complete our mission. We drove the truck the 2000 miles across America with out any problems, now that we are home, it is time to put all the pieces together. I want to thank all the people across the Country that wished us well on the journey and for believing in what we are trying to do.